Portrait of Chris O'Prey

Chris O'Prey

Senior Software Development Engineer


I started as a Software Development Engineer in Test in the MSR User eXperience Technologies (MSR UXT) team in Nov 2007, based in the Microsoft Research Cambridge lab, and am now a Senior Software Development Engineer. During this time I have worked on a great range of projects with some remarkably talented people.

Products & Research

Microsoft Research AutoCollage 2008
Microsoft Research AutoCollage Touch 2009 (limited OEM availability only)
Microsoft® Touch Mouse
Kinect™ for Windows® – SlideShow Gestures-WPF (MSDN)
2 foot PC – Bringing Freehand Gestural Interaction to the desktop
Project Colletta
Fetch! for iOS / what-dog.net


Photokina 2008 – AutoCollage, ICE and HD View (in German)


2 foot PC at ResearchNext 2013 – The Verge, ZD Net
Fetch! is released – Microsoft News Center




I am very interested in PowerShell and how it can be used in automation and testing, and have provided internal talks and support on the topic for several years. Externally you can find me talking PowerShell at: